The magnetic environment, palaeomagnetic excursions and dipole lows, and reliability of the signal in sediments
Convener: Joseph Liddicoat  | Co-Conveners: Simo Spassov , Nicolas Thouveny 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 07 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room 41
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall A

Iron is amongst the most common elements in the Earth’s crust and forms universally occurring magnetic minerals in combination with oxygen and sulphur. The occurrence of these minerals is modulated by various biogeochemical and anthropogenic processes. Quantity and properties of magnetic mineral populations therefore yield information about ambient formation/alteration conditions and transport paths.

Climate, stratigraphy and environmental studies are prominent research topics where rock magnetic methods are nowadays routinely applied providing important insights and helps to simplify, quantify, detect, and monitor signals from our past and present environment.

The session invites studies from all areas of rock and environmental magnetism which have an impact on climatic, stratigraphic or environmental applications. This also includes new theoretical models or measurement techniques as well as the biomedical applications implicating magnetic nanoparticles.